Weight Vests

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    Jan 10, 2010 6:33 AM GMT
    I've been thinking about buying a weight vest to wear during my cardio. A cousin of mine who plays pro ball says it will get you ripped quicker. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience using one. Currently I'm lifting for an hour and a half six days a week and then doing cardio for an hour six days a week in the evening. Any info would be great. Thanks!
  • Little_Spoon

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    Jan 10, 2010 7:44 AM GMT
    Remember, the stress you put on your body now will effect you in the future.

    Edit: This isn't always a good thing.
  • gallus81

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    Jan 10, 2010 7:52 AM GMT
    the biggest problem you'll have is finding a decent quality vest ... I've done some training with them on, and thought it was a great change, but not something I'd do all day every day.

    these are ones I'm looking at buying myself:

    http://www.kettlebells.com.au/store/power-vests/

    power_vest_L.jpg
  • inuman

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    Jan 10, 2010 8:02 AM GMT
    I used one when I first started boxing back in 2005 and it helped a great deal. Mind you I also used it for cardio and its weight added onto my own was great for the legs and overall body burn.

    I would recommend this page and site to look into getting something from here.

    http://store.titleboxing.com/title-weighted-vests.html
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    Jan 10, 2010 8:09 AM GMT
    I don't think the weight vest itself will get you ripped quicker. It all depends on what you do while you wear it.

    Wearing it around the gym while you workout.. probably not.
    Wearing it while working the stairmaster.. most likely yes.
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    Sep 09, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    What xrichx said. DO NOT run with it. I used to do that, and now I have to wear bands on my knees when I run. I suggest using it on a low-impact but weight bearing exercise like the an elliptical trainer. It will burn more calories, but not ruin your joints.

    Also, the biggest factor in getting ripped is diet and low-impact cardio (keeping your heart rate at around 60% of its max).
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    Sep 09, 2010 4:12 PM GMT
    Superpumper saidI've been thinking about buying a weight vest to wear during my cardio. A cousin of mine who plays pro ball says it will get you ripped quicker. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience using one. Currently I'm lifting for an hour and a half six days a week and then doing cardio for an hour six days a week in the evening. Any info would be great. Thanks!


    Save your money and do HIIT instead. That means stairs, bleachers, lines, basketball, soccer, hockey. High Intensity Interval Training.

    STAIRS.

    Adding even more weight to an impact exercise is a prescription for problems. Don't do that. I.e. don't run with it.
  • tazzari

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    Sep 12, 2010 12:43 AM GMT
    We used to run up a hill near by once or twice a week, with a pack full of rocks. The good thing was that you could dump all the rocks at the top, and avoid the impact coming down.

    Be sensible; adding some weight, sometimes, can build power - but a very little bit (10% of body weight max) goes a long way.

    You can also run against resistance by having someone hold you back with a bungey cord, or by towing something. But again, a little goes a long way.

    But all those things are only good outdoors, so I'm probably saying nothing useful to you.
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    Sep 12, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
    My BMI is all the weight vest I need.
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    Sep 13, 2010 4:17 PM GMT
    I mainly use mine for push-ups, pull-ups, and dips.

    I've tried walking and running with it, but it just seems like it could cause problems in the future...just didn't feel right.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Sep 13, 2010 4:32 PM GMT
    I love wearing a weighted vest. I grew a lot of muscle because of it.